Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Time to clean out those binders!!...and other frugal notes.

It's the end of the month! Time to go through your coupons, clean out those binders and files and get ready for a new month!

Yesterday, we went to a major league baseball game. Spent $33.50 total on 4 of us. How? Well, tickets were free. Parking was $12.00.  Hot Dog Kids Meals were $4.00 each ( best deal in the ball park, you have to know where to find them) :) and 2 cotton candy at $2.75 each. I could have saved money by skipping the cotton candy. I did bring in 4 bottles of flavor water, pretzels, peanuts and some candy.

Other than that, we are having our roof fixed. It was an unplanned, unbudgetted expense ( thanks to the bad storms that came through). Thankfully, I have my emergency fund, so we can pay it without using the credit card or worrying about where the money will come from.

How are you saving money over the 4th of July? One thing I did was go to the dollar store and buy some light up wands. Last year, they were selling them for $6.00 each along the parade route. The same exact ones were at the dollar store, so I don't have 2 kids begging for those expensive things. We are keeping our 4th of July weekend as frugal as possible. They do have a carnival here in the city, but the tickets are EXPENSIVE, so I told my kids,"NO, we will go to Great America and enjoy rides all day". The kids were satisfied with that, so they are aware of it BEFORE we go to the 4th of July city event. There is still a kids tent, play sand pit and music the kids can enjoy and not focus on the ride. Also food is sold as a fund raiser for different programs in our city, so I will let the kids each pick on "snack" at the city event. And of course, the light up wands will be great at night when we are waiting to watch the fireworks.

Happy Fourth of July Everyone! Celebrate our Independence and Democracy! Enjoy the weekend!!
AND Stay Frugal!!

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